Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan are to both play solo sets at this year’s Sonisphere festival.
Crahan‘s sideproject Dirty Little Rabbits will make their UK debut at the festival, which takes place at Knebworth on August 1-2.
“I know all too well about how accepting and exciting UK audiences can be, so it makes sense that we’re bringing the art to them first,” Crahan said of the gig. “I look forward to bringing Dirty Little Rabbits to the world. The invasion begins….”
Meanwhile, Crahan‘s Slipknot bandmate Corey Taylor will play a solo acoustic set at Sonisphere.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this festival,” he explained. “It’ll be the first show of its kind I’ve ever done in the UK, and I think there are many fans who’ve waited long enough to see it. It’s one of the greatest joys in the world to me [playing acoustic] and I cannot wait to get over there and share that with the fans.”
The full line-up so far for Sonisphere is:
Alice In Chains
Bullet For My Valentine
Corey Taylor Acoustic Set
Dirty Little Rabbits
Fighting With Wire
Lamb Of God
Nine Inch Nails
Taking Back Sunday
The Chapman Family
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Meanwhile the full Slipknot line-up will headline the Download Festival on June 13. To check the availability of Download Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.